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Texas Seeking Basketball Coach To Spark Interest In Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 29 / 15

Univ. of Texas men's AD Steve Patterson  is tasked with making another key hire in the wake of the school's announcement that men's basketball coach Rick Barnes  "will not return after 17 seasons." Barnes, who made $2.55M this past season, "has a buyout" of $1.75M that "would have d...

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09/29/97
MEDIA NOTES

BRANDWEEK''s Terry Lefton reports that CNNfn "pulled the plug" on "Sports Inc.," unable to "find enough of an audience beyond sports marketing circles" (BRANDWEEK, 9/29). RYDER CUP: In N.Y., Phil Mush

Tags: CBS, ESPN, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/26/97
NUGGETS GAMES COULD LAND ON BROADCAST KWGN-TV AFTER ALL

Some Nuggets games this season "still could be broadcast on KWGN," because talks between the station and Fox Sports Rocky Mountain (FSRM) have reopened, sources tell Vicki Michaelis of the DENVER POST

Tags: Denver Nuggets, News Corp./Fox, Media

09/26/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. "MLB on Fox" games were NYM-FL; DET-BAL; COL-LA; and SF-SD. ABC''s NCAA Football was NEB-WA; AZ-OSU; FSU-CL

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, CBS, MLB, NBC, NCAA, News Corp./Fox, NFL, PGA Tour, Seattle Mariners, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/26/97
MEDIA NOTES

PERSONALITIES: SI''s Sonja Steptoe has joined CNN/SI full-time as the network''s National Correspondent. Steptoe will be based in New York (CNN/SI)....Keith Olbermann''s "The Big Show" on MSNBC debuts

Tags: NBA, NHL, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner

09/26/97
RYDER CUP IN SPAIN: FOLLOW THE ACTION ON THE TUBE AND ONLINE

The 32nd Ryder Cup gets underway today at Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain. USA Network covers today''s action from 8:00am to 6:00pm ET, with NBC providing weekend coverage. NBC''s coverage, on Saturda

Tags: IBM, NBC, Media, USA Networks

09/26/97
COMCAST CITES COMPETITION IN DEFENSE OF SATELLITE TV BAN

Comcast Corp. yesterday "defended its refusal to put its new" RSN, Comcast SportsNet, on satellite TV, according to Michael Rozansky of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Comcast spokesperson Joe Waz said the

Tags: Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, DirecTV, Milwaukee Bucks, Media

09/25/97
NHL OILERS' WEAK TV SIGNAL MEANS RURAL FANS MAY BE SHUT OUT

"Angry" NHL Oilers fans are phoning the team "in droves over a glitch in [TV] coverage that prevents many rural fans from seeing the games," according to a CP report in the EDMONTON JOURNAL. Fledgling

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09/25/97
HAS "INFIGHTING" AT COURT TV SLOWED SPORTS LAW SERIES?

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Tags: Cablevision, NBC, New York Liberty, Media, Time Warner

09/25/97
LOWER PROJECTIONS FOR ENGLISH SOCCER PPV; FIFA KICKS ON

English soccer will receive "far less money" from PPV TV than "previously thought, even though a third of the population follows the game," according to Simon Kuper of the FINANCIAL TIMES. PPV "will g

Tags: ESPN, Media, Walt Disney

09/25/97
MEDIA NOTES

Nielsen Media Research will extend into four markets in ''98, bringing its total overnight metered-markets to 42, representing 61% of the U.S. TV households. Overnight metered-market service will begi

Tags: ESPN, Nielsen, Media, Tampa Bay Rays, Walt Disney

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